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Top Dining Options Near Nashville's Music City Center

Tennessee's capital city has something to offer every foodie in your group.

Etch restaurant is located a convenient, 4-minute walk away from Music City Center.
Etch restaurant is located a convenient, 4-minute walk away from Music City Center.

Nashville is a culinary treasure, often noted for its farm-to-table freshness, comfort classics like fiery fried chicken and biscuits, and a melting-pot array of flavors. Meeting attendees gathering at the area's Music City Center can dine in style -- not to mention nearby convenience -- at the following restaurants.

Tratoria Il Mulino

  • 144 5th Ave. South, (615) 620-3700
  • Estimated walking time from Music City Center: 4 minutes

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Trattoria Il Mulino brings authentic Italian favorites to the heart of Nashville.

With four private and semi-private dining areas -- seating groups as few as 16 in the executive boardroom and up to 65 (150 standing) in the 5th Avenue dining room -- this southern outpost of New York-based Il Mulino turns out delicious Italian cuisine. Executive chefs Michelle Mazza (of Il Mulino N.Y.) and Thomas Cook (of Trattoria Il Mulino, Nashville) have combined talents to create a unique and authentically Italian Nashville experience.

Menu highlights include eight different brick-oven pizza creations, one topped with tartufo cheese and porcini mushrooms; grilled octopus with tomatoes, olives and fingerling potatoes; and ravioli with arugula and goat cheese in a pink vodka cream sauce. View the entire dinner menu here.

The Farm House

  • 210 Almond St., (615) 522-0688
  • Estimated walking time from Music City Center: 5 minutes

Though Farm House's menu changes constantly, ingredients always remain fresh.
Though Farm House's menu changes constantly, ingredients always remain fresh.

Farm House chef and owner Trey Cioccia says, "As a Nashville native, I want to share the flavors and culture I grew up with, and that's exactly what our guests will experience when they dine with us." 

Consistently sourcing ingredients from local and regional outposts -- trout from farmer Bob Lukens, regular vegetable deliveries from Southland Farms, and Benton's Bacon drop-offs from East Tennessee -- Farm House prides itself on Southern classics with a twist. Highlights include smoked strip loin with green beans, garlic, bacon, gremolata, dill and horseradish. For brunch, chef Cioccia suggests rabbit sausage Benedict with fried eggs and fried green tomatoes. The restaurant's private dining room seats groups of up to 24. View a sample dinner menu here.

Etch

  • 303 Demonbreun St., (615) 522-0685
  • Estimated walking time from Music City Center: 4 minutes

Serving global flavors and desserts by chef Deb Paquette and pastry chef Megan Williams, Etch can be found on the ground floor of the city's Encore Tower. An eclectic menu includes selections like the duck tart appetizer -- a combination of duck confit, sweet potato, caramelized onion, orange curd, japa caramel, black olive mole and cherry coffee butter in puff pastry. Williams' peach-raspberry pavlova dessert combines brown sugar meringue, roasted peaches, raspberries, whipped cream and pistachios.

Etch offers two private dining rooms with customizable F&B menus. The Intermezzo room seats up to 12, while the Encore accommodates 36 seated guests or 50 standing. View the entire dinner menu here.

Bob's Steak & Chophouse 

  • 250 5th Ave. S., (615) 761-3707
  • Estimated walking time from Music City Center: 4 minutes

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The Australian rack of lamb is a crowd favorite at Bob's Steak & Chophouse.

Connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as a part of the Omni Nashville Hotel, Bob's Steak & Chophouse pours fine wines and serves up large cuts of prime steaks, chops and seafood. Savory menu selections include the 22-ounce prime "Cote De Boeuf" bone-in ribeye steak, 14-ounce prime New York strip steak, Australian rack of lamb and double-cut pork chop with moonshine applesauce.

Bob's offers three private dining rooms for a range of groups. The Flag room accommodates up to 36, the Radio room up to 20 and the President's room up to 12. The restaurant's certified sommelier will help assist planners in pairing wines with their customized menus. View the entire dinner menu here.

House of Cards

  • 119, 3rd Ave. S., Lower Level, (615) 730-8326
  • Estimated walking time from Music City Center: 4 minutes

The House of Cards menu features steaks, sandwiches and shareables.
The House of Cards menu features steaks, sandwiches and shareables.

Named by OpenTable as one of America's 100 Best Restaurants, House of Cards is located underground in a one-of-a-kind 10,000-square-foot space just blocks from the convention center. The restaurant celebrates not only classic American food, but also the art of magic. Guests are encouraged to explore the dining room, where they can enjoy displays of rare magic-related artifacts along with entertainment by some of America's top magicians. Magical menu items include the braised leg of rabbit with parsnip puree and potato, and the marinated tuna steak with sweet potato and charred watercress. 

The restaurant offers the private Blackstone dining room for groups of up to 12. Full property buyouts can be had for up to 250 guests. View the entire dinner menu here.